Sometimes, it is easy to forget why you are putting yourself through all this work. Like many, you may have had a lot of motivation right at the beginning, but found your determination flagging after a bit. This is the time frame that separates the men from the boys (so to speak). How can you internalize the motivation needed to push on that you see in others? How are these people able to obtain and keep success?
The first step you should take when trying to lose weight is setting a goal for yourself. It does not matter what your desired end result is, whether it be one size or 50 pounds. Having a specific goal will increase your odds for success.
Consider starting a weight loss diary. Writing down what you eat daily and making a note of your weight is all you have to do. After you’ve written down your food intake, you can compare how much weight you’ve lost to what foods you’ve been eating and make any necessary changes.
You are going to want snacks throughout your day. Do not try to choose what you are going to eat after you are already very hungry. Prepare ahead of time! Bring your own lunch and healthy snacks to work and on trips. When you are not going out to eat, you save a lot of cash. Perseverance is the name of the game.
Every weight loss plan must include both a healthy diet and an effective exercise program. For steady weight loss, try a combination of diet and exercise. You can also have fun by doing activities that involve exercise. Get a friend to exercise with you if you don’t have the willpower to exercise on your own. Have a family bike riding or hiking trip. You’ll be working out without even trying!
If you want to stay away from junk foodm don’t allow it in the house! If it’s not there, you can’t be tempted. Fill your kitchen with healthy snacks instead. Keep healthy snacks on hand – fresh fruit, crunchy celery or carrot sticks, anything that appeals to you and is good for your health. If you have certain foods that you always seem to overindulge in then you need to avoid buying those. If you make these foods less accessible you’ll be less likely to partake in them.
Enlist the help of your friends for losing weight. Although losing weight is your responsibility, having support from family and friends is helpful. If you reach out to your support system at this time, they can help you make it through.